Since the beginning of the day militants fired on Ukrainian military positions in the ATO area 27 times, - reported the press center of the ATO HQ on Facebook.
“Controlled by Russian authorities military gangs 27 times opened fire on ATO forces units," - said in a statement.
As noted, it the tensest situation remains in the areas of Donetsk and Mariupol. In particular, enemy attacked position of the Ukrainian military in Opytne and Avdiivka using 120-mm and 82-mm caliber mortars.
At the same time, within the so-called industrial zone divisions of the Armed Forces of Ukraine kept the defense under constant attacks.
In the area of Mariinka, Berezove, Starognatovka and Zaytsevo militants also neglected the observance of silence mode, using grenade launchers, machine guns and small arms.
During the day, the ATO forces several times returned fire using grenade launchers, machine guns and small arms in the direction of the enemy positions near Dokuchaevsk, Yasinovata and Mineralne.